May 2, 2017
Campus Career Fairs Aren’t Dead but Their Relevance is Changing premium
A quick online search will return hundreds of thought pieces about the relevance of career fairs on campus in today’s hiring market – most which all but scream that the strategy is dead on arrival. However, recent research by the National Association of Colleges and Employers highlights a different perspective. In a survey of job-hunting […]
April 26, 2017
7 Myths about Entry Level Hiring premium
Hiring managers have one of the most crucial roles in a company. Not only are they tasked with defining and filling open positions, but they also must ensure the hires they bring on are the best fit for the organization. The ability to do so is even more impactful when it comes to entry level […]
April 18, 2017
Doubling Down on Diversity in the College Recruiting Process premium
Diversity has become a hot topic among employers large and small in recent years, due in part to highly public reports released by some of today’s most newsworthy companies. Silicon Valley’s finest, like Twitter and Uber, have released less than praiseworthy marks in the area of diversity, and they have vowed to change it in […]
April 11, 2017
Attention Campus Recruiters: Your Target Schools Miss the Mark premium
Selecting core and target schools for on-campus recruiting is a way of life among most recruiters. There is a strong belief that sourcing recent grads and current college students from top-ranking colleges and universities saves both time and money throughout the recruiting process, and subsequently on training and cultivating on the job. However, filling open […]
April 6, 2017
Modernizing Your Campus Career Fair Strategy premium
Careers fairs have been a staple in on-campus recruiting for decades. Countless employers set up shop in the hopes the perfect candidate will casually walk by the brochure-heavy table and immediately fall in love. Although career fairs have some merit in sourcing qualified prospective hires, the process ends up feeling a bit like speed dating […]
March 27, 2017
Why Work Samples are King premium
Sourcing the best talent has traditionally come down to finding the most polished resume, whether from online resources like LinkedIn or recruiting sites, or direct from interested candidates. The unfortunate truth is that resumes, and the stock cover letters that accompany them are not hitting the mark in securing the next great hire, especially when […]
March 21, 2017
College recruiters: Wish you had your very own LinkedIn for students? premium
As a recruiting tool, LinkedIn can be a powerful asset for hiring managers. Since its launch, it has been coined the social network for professionals, offering a seamless way for job seekers and current employees to connect with companies and individuals with which they want to work. For students and recent graduates, though, LinkedIn’s heavy […]
March 14, 2017
5 Reasons to Implement an Evidence-Based Sourcing Strategy premium
Finding the right candidate to fill an open job position is becoming increasingly important as the race for talent heats up. The job market is continually expanding, and a growing number of students are graduating each year, making the pool of potential hires almost overwhelming. While hiring managers have more options, the sourcing strategies used […]
March 7, 2017
Your hiring managers are WRONG to select students by alma mater & GPA premium
Hiring managers spend thousands of hours each year hunting for the next “perfect” candidate, especially through connections that provide access to eager college and university students. Recent or soon-to-be graduates seem to be the crème of the crop for some recruiters, and rightfully so. They bring a fresh perspective to the job and the company […]
March 2, 2017
Breaking Up the Monotony of Traditional Screening Tools premium
As a hiring manager, you’ve probably reviewed hundreds if not thousands of resumes in your day, not to mention a myriad of LinkedIn profiles. Some students and recent graduates utilize these rigid tools in the hopes of grabbing your attention enough to get a friendly call about an initial interview. But the one- or two-page […]
February 21, 2017
Great Students Don’t Always Make Great Hires premium
On the surface, a student’s grade point average (GPA) is a leading indicator of what’s to come regarding a new hire’s quality of work on the job. Nearly two-thirds of employers use a recent graduate’s grades as a screening tool in the hiring process, and those employers feel confident setting aside resumes with anything less […]
February 14, 2017
Why Interns are the Highest Value Hires premium
Tapping into the large pool of qualified students and recent graduates to fill temporary positions is met with some hesitation for companies large and small. There is an overwhelming sense that interns are only a smart choice when ample busy work is available. Administrative tasks, low-level projects, and the occasional coffee run make up the […]